After months of people writing off Tom Brady from actually testing free agency, Brady announced today that he is leaving New England.
It is almost impossible to believe that this is real life.
Tom Brady has been a massive part of one of the biggest sports dynasties in history and certainly one of the greatest in professional football throughout any era.
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Brady has been linked to the Buccaneers from the start of the offseason and many fans and analysts alike have written this off as faulty reporting or a pipe dream. Everyone was so sure that Brady was going to return to New England that this idea seemed preposterous.
As of now with the present news taken into account, Tampa Bay should be the number one landing spot for Tom Brady now that he has left his home for the last two decades.
This decision is fully up to Brady at this point but it should be clear that the Buccaneers are the favorites of the teams in the market.
Of the four likely teams (Chargers, Raiders, Colts, and Bucs) Tampa Bay can match any offer salary-wise and has the best overall offense by a mile.
While the offensive line in Tampa Bay falls short of most of the other teams, the Bucs have the clear best receiving corps.
Brady has played with several Hall of Fame-caliber pass catchers but he has never played with as many weapons at one time as the Buccaneers have now.
The ball is now in Brady’s court, but this entire situation has gone from being a long-shot to being the most likely scenario in only a matter of days. While nothing is certain yet, the odds grow by the minute that Tom Brady will be a Tampa Bay Buccaneer in 2020.